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Smt Meenakshi Lekhi

Biography

Meenakshi Lekhi is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
She is currently representing New Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency. Meenakshi Lekhi known as the Dynamic and versatile face of BJP, as she is the national spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party and a Supreme Court of India lawyer. Lekhi writes 'Forthwrite', a fortnightly column in The Week magazine. She has debated over several issues over television shows and in various articles in newspapers. She has been taking various lectures at NHRC and gender training programmes with various Ministries. She has also been member of the drafting committee of "Women Reservation Bill" & "Problem of Sexual Harassment at Workplace". Meenakshi Lekhi was born on April 30, 1967 in New Delhi. She was a brilliant girl from a middle class family. She has done B. Sc. in Botany from the prestigious Hindu College, Delhi University. Later, she did L.L.B. from DU. She registered with Delhi-Bar Council in the year 1990. Her father in law late Pran Nath Lekhi, as a Supreme Court lawyer. She fall in love with lawyer of Supreme Court named Aman lekhi. Meenakshi met Aman while canvassing for a candidate in the Bar Council Election. The couple get married on 11 Apr, 1992. The couple has three children.

Personal Life

Full Name Smt Meenakshi Lekhi
Date of Birth 30 Apr 1967 (Age 52)
Place of Birth New Delhi
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Graduate Professional
Profession AdvocatePolitical and Social Worker
Father's Name Shri Bhagwan Khanna
Mother's Name Smt. Amarlata Khanna
Spouse's Name Shri Aman Lekhi
Spouse's Profession Lawyer
No of Sons 2
No of Daughters 1

Contact

Permanent address C-98A, South Extension, Part-IINew Delhi-110049Tel : (011) 26267501, 09810729643 (M)
Present address C-98A, South Extension, Part-IINew Delhi-110049Tel : (011) 26267501/03, 09810729643 (M)
Contact number 9810729643
Email meenakashi.lekhi@sansad.nic.in
Website http://www.meenakshilekhi.com
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

She Actively associated with social & cultural activities for securing justice for women & children; Joint Secretary, Blind Relief Association. As a National Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), she has been successfully articulating, advocating and campaigning BJP’s policies, programs and campaigns; and participates in various television shows on matters on National and International importance.

Political Timeline

  • 2014
    She got Elected to 16th Lok Sabha from New Delhi constituency. She defeated AAP's Ashish Khetan.
  • 3 Nov 2017
    On 3 Nov 2017, she became Member of Press Council of India.
  • 20 July 2016
    On 20 July 2016, she holds the position of Chairperson of Committee on Privileges.
  • 12 June 2014
    On 12 June, she got elected as Member of House Committee.
  • 11 Dec 2014
    11 Dec 2014 onwards she was the Member of Joint Committee on Offices of Profit.
  • 2010
    Meenakshi Lekhi was working with Swadeshi Jagran Manch, an organisation associated with RSS. During that time she was invited by ex-BJP president Nitin Gadkari to join BJP. Meenakshi accepted the offer and joined Mahila Morcha (women’s wing) of BJP. Soon she became National Vice President, BJP Mahila Morcha.
  • 1 Sep 2014
    1 Sep 2014 to 20 July 2016 she holds the position of Member of Committee on Privileges Member, Press Council of India and Member of Standing Committee on Urban Development.

Early Life

  • 2013
    After the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case government formed the drafting committee for the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013. Meenakshi was one of the key members. She had also been a part of drafting Committees for Bills like ‘Women Reservation Bill’ and ‘Problem of Sexual Harassment at Workplace’.
  • 2011-2012
    She was lawyer for the victim in the Shanti Mukund Hospital rape case and represented media in the Court to get the ban on media coverage of case proceedings in the Nirbhaya rape case revoked and was successful in the effort and also took up the case of permanent commissioning of women officers in the Indian Armed Forces.
  • 2000s
    She has been in the National Commission for Women (NCW)’s special Committee, Chairperson of Special Task Force on Women Empowerment, Vice Chairperson of JPM, Blind School, new Delhi and Joint Secretary, Blind Relief Association.
  • 1990
    She registered with Delhi-Bar Council in the year 1990. She started practicing at the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, other Courts, tribunals and forums in Delhi and other parts of the country and argued a wide variety of matters such as bails, revisions, trials, appeals, criminal writs, Prevention of Corruption Act/Customs Act/FERA prosecutions, domestic violence and Family Law dispute.
Net Worth34.66 CRORE
ASSETS34.99 CRORE
Liabilities32.76 LAKHS

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

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